Henderson County

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

211 Texas Referral Hotline

211

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Enter a zip code and find local resources for housing, employment, food, veterans, crisis/emergency, income/expenses, legal aid/victims, criminal justice, aging/disability, health/medical, mental health, and child care/education

Adult Probation

903-567-4066

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Angel Reach

936-262-0186

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Goal is to break the generational cycle of abuse, neglect, and homelessness so that the lives of current and former foster youth can be enhanced.

Arrow Child and Family Ministries

877-922-7769

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Assurance Wireless

888-898-4888

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Free phone, minutes, texts and data for qualifying persons

Attorney General’s Office

800-252-8014

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Child Support Division

Aunt Bertha

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An amazing website that has a HUGE amount of resources determined by zip code.

Avoice

888-343-4414

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Dedicated to providing statewide free legal services to crime victims through legal advocacy and training.

CDC Info

800-232-4636

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Various disease information

Crime Victims Legal Hotline

800-622-2520 or 512-477-3950

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Legal counsel for military (including spouses and dependants); 60+ years old; Medicare

Crime Victims Services Unit

903-385-4737

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Provides crisis intervention to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice process. Services are provided free of charge to primary and secondary victims throughout the East Texas Area.

Dating/Family Violence Legal Hotline

800-374-HOPE

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East Texas Autism Network

903-630-9212

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East Texas Crisis Center

903-595-5591 or 800-333-0358 or 903-509-2526

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24 hour hotlilne – Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline

Free On-Line Learning

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Website with various games, tutorials, helpful tips for everyday living. Topics include: Computer basics; technology, reading, math, everyday life; podcasts, etc. Must have Adobe Flash Player to play some of the games.

Health and Human Services

903-567-4147 or 903-675-49141 or 903-675-5631 (age 40+)

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Medicaid for families and children; long-term care for people who are older or who have disabilities; SNAP food benefits and TANF cash assistance for families; behavioral health services; services to keep elderly or disabled in their homes and communities; women and other services with special health needs.

Henderson County Community Services

903-567-3150 or 800-831-9929

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Assistance with poverty level utilities. By appointment only.

Henderson County Jail

903-677-6323

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Hope House

903-566-6410 or 877-934-2131

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Crisis Respite Program

LGBTQ

817-689-7951

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LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S workes to provide LGBTQ students and their families with resources related to LGBTQ issues and with safe spaces for social and personal development.

Lone Star Legal Aid

903-595-4781 or 800-248-0048

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Legal help in a wide variety of areas.

Medicaid Hotline

800-252-8263

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

800-799-7233

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National Runaway Hotline

800-786-2929

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

800-273-8255

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National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

866-331-9474

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Live chat available

Parenting Teens

800-788-2800

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PFLAG

903-372-9524

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LGBT Support Group

Poison Control

800-222-1222

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Qlink

855-754-6543

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Q Link Wireless provides a free cell phone with free monthly minutes to eligible Lifeline subscribers. You may qualify for Lifeline through Q Link Wireless if you participate in a government benefit program like Medicaid, Food Stamps (SNAP), SSI, Welfare or qualify based on income.

Reclamation Station

903-848-8484

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Informational website devoted to all things green… educating Texas about organic principles, sustainability, water & wildlife conservation, gardening, healthful cooking and more…

Reentry Resource Guide

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Comprehensive reentry resource guide of all 254 Texas counties.

Sexual Assault Legal Hotline

888-296-SAFE

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Social Security

800-772-1213

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Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.

903-212-7855

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Provides affordable, comprehensive health care for your entire family. Our services include adult and pediatric primary care, adult and pediatric dental care, women’s health, immunizations and vaccinations, STD and HIV/AIDS screening and treatment, as well as mental health services and substance abuse treatment for the LBGTQ community, parents and adolescents and opioid use.

Teen Justice InitiativeTexas Advocacy Project

800-374-4673

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Works to prevent teen dating violence through outreach and legal education and by providing free and confidential legal advice to survivors of dating violence in Texas and legal representation to minors seeking protective orders.

Texas Abuse Hotline for Family Protective Services

800-252-5400

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Child and Adult Abuse

Texas Relay

711 or 800-735-2988

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Interpretation services for the deaf

Texas Workforce Commission

800-939-6631

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Unemployment services

Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (formerly DARS)

903-675-9900

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Assist people with disabilities find jobs or continue to work.

Texas Youth Hotline

800-989-6884 or 512-872-5777 (text) or 800-210-2278

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Texting available at 512-872-5777

TX Dept. of Family & Protective Services

903-567-7357

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Adult protective services

WIC

800-942-3678

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Women, Infants and Children’s Program

COUNSELING

Andrews Center

903-597-1351

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Bethesda Health Clinic

903-596-8353

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East Texas Psychological Services

903-675-9570

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Grace Works – Tyler

903-533-1817

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Ministry of Green Acres Baptist Church; wide variety of counseling; faith based.

Help Center – Crime Victim’s Services Unit (Henderson County)

800-876-7975

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Provides various types of emotional and financial support for victims of crimes.

National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI)

800-950-6264

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Networks

903-675-8541

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At risk youth and their families

PTSD Treatment – Tyler

903-566-0088 (24 hour) 800-566-0088 903-266-2200 (Tyler)

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Samaratin Counceling Center of Tyler

903-593-9141

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Wide variety of counceling services

HOUSING

Athens Housing Authority

903-675-1898

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Fairview Apartments – Athens

903-677-2277

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Income adjusted housing

Mabank Housing Authority

903-887-4220

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Malakoff Housing Authority

903-489-1517

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Trinidad Housing Authority

903-778-2584

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USDA – Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentals

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Rentals in all 50 states plus Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.

West Hylands Apartments – Athens

903-675-1483

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Income adjusted housing

EMERGENCY HOUSING

Austin Street Center – Dallas

214-428-4242

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Women’s intake: 2:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Sunday; Men’s intake 4:00 p.m. everyday; must have state or government ID; allowed 2 bag of 25# each.

East Texas Crisis Center

903-595-5591 or 800-333-0358 or 903-509-2526

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24 hour hotlilne – Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline

Family Peace Project – Athens

903-677-9177

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Domestic violence and sexual assault

Highway 80 Rescue Mission – Longview

903-759-9875

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No admissions for arson or sexual charges

House of Refuge – Corsicana

903-874-3421

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Christian based shelter for abused women; single mothers; financially destitute families. Will not take people on disability.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

888-373-7888 or Text “Help” or “Info” to 233733

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Connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The National Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.

Presbyterian Night Shelter

817-632-7400

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Men and women. Case management and special program for veterans. They take felons and sex offenders. Around the corner from MHMR Tarrant County’s Homeless Clinic

Refuge for Light

903-279-8769

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Safe house for sex trafficking victims (female minors)

Salvation Army – Tyler

903-592-4361

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Samaritan Inn – McKinney

972-542-5302

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The Farm

903-216-4400

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Work for temporary room and board. Working farm.

Union Gospel Mission

817-339-2553

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Men, women and families. Well funded with nice facilities and lots of structure to their program. Excellent family program and on-site pre-school, cooperative programs with Tarrant County College’s Visions Program for homeless individuals seeking a college education. Huge warehouse of clothing, furniture, etc. No sex offenders accepted.

Women House of Hope – Longview

903-295-0904

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Females with a wide variety of needs.

Women in Need – Greenville

903-455-4612

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Domestic violence only

SKILLS TRAINING

Arbor Place Baptist Mission – Ben Wheeler

903-963-1573

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Veterans only; have to have recommendation by their pastor; teach various skills

MEDICAL

Bethesda Health Clinic

903-596-8353

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Disciples Clinic of Athens

903-677-3604

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Live and work in Henderson County; work at least 20 hours a week; have no insurance; be between 19 and 64; total income less than 200% of poverty level; pay minimal co-pay based upon your income.

ETMC Rural Health Clinic

903-676-5580

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Family Circle of Care

903-535-9041

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Health Resources of Texas

903-597-7558 or 877-847-9355

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Henderson County Indigent Health

903-677-6372

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Indigent Health-emergency medical assistance. Must have been denied for Social Security income. No service for mental health treatment or medication.

Hope Cottage – Dallas

214-526-8721 or 800-944-4460

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Pregnancy and adoption center

Hope Pregnancy Center

903-567-6000

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Accept patients from all counties

Indigent Health Care

903-567-1023

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Kaufman Community Health Center

972-932-7001

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Reduced fee clinic. In Kaufman but serves Henderson County.

Planned Parenthood – Tyler

903-581-8277 or 800-230-PLAN

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Quick Care Medical

903-264-2273

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Special Health Resources

903-234-8808

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Work with patients with HIV/STDs Pediatric care. Vaccination and immunization care.

Texas Department of State Health Services

903-675-7742

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DENTAL

Bethesda Health Clinic

903-596-8353

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Special Health Resources

903-234-8808

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Pediatric and adult dental care.

Texas A&M College of Dentristy (formerly Baylor) – Dallas

214-828-8100

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Low cost dental procedures. Screening has to be done. $278.00 fee with $200.00 refundable if not accepted. Work done by students supervised by dental professionals.

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

Needy Meds

800-503-6897

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Site will inform you if medications are PAP

QOL Pharmacy

903-595-3100

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RX Assistance

877-537-5537

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Together RX Access

800-444-4106

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ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT

AA

800-262-4944

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American Addiction Centers

903-343-8483 24 Hour Help Line – 866-53-SOBER (76237)

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Contact: D.J. Hunt

Call To Recovery

903-360-2613 (Dan)

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Prefers voicemail

East Texas Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (ETCADA)

800-441-8639

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ETMC Behavioral Health (BHC)

903-566-0088

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Highway 80 Rescue Mission – Longview

903-363-9265

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Also has inpatient recovery program. Contact Errin Dixon

Homeward Bound – Dallas

214-941-3500

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Men and women

House of Anna – Athens

903-670-1139

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No sex offenders; no violent crimes; must be able to self-pay; 12 step recovery program; GED assistance; minimum stay commitment required.

House of Isaiah – Mabank

903-887-1373

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Men only

Iron House – Eustace

903-425-2061

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Men only; no sex offenders; no violent crimes; must be able to self-pay; 12 step recovery program; GED assistance; minimum stay commitment required.

Lila Lane Outreach Ministries

903-292-1766

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Men only. No sex offenders, assault on child, family or disabled; no one on monitor. Particular as to what psych meds they are on. Will assist residents with job placement.

Morgan’s Mercy Mansion – Winnsboro

903-342-3862

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Women only

NA

818-773-9999 x771

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NA – Athens

903-432-2405 or 888-629-6757

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607 N. Prairieville St, Athens – Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 PM or 130 Luther Lane, Gun Barrel (the white building behind the church) – Mon, Wed, Fri 8PM and Saturday 7PM

Nexus Recovery Center

214-321-0156

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Women only

Recovery People

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A peer and family led nonprofit that supports people in recovery from substance use issues and related mental health. Our scope of work includes connecting people, communities and resources, building the capacity of recovery workforce and support services, and shaping recovery policy and program development. Programs include an incubator, academy, certification programs, consulting, technical assistance and advocacy.

Samaratin Counceling Center of Tyler

903-593-9141

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Son Shine Lighthouse

903-895-4577

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Women and women with children only. Faith based program designed to assist with addicition recovery programs, life skills, parenting, job readiness, GED study if needed and social skills.

Soul’s Harbor

903-286-1940

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6 month program, 50% indigent beds. Residents are given work to do while there.

The Beginning – Tyler

903-581-9472

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Accepts individuals from all counties.

Turtle Creek Manor – Dallas

214-871-2483

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Men and women

TRANSPORTATION

Medical Transport

877-633-8747

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Go Bus

800-590-3371

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Monday thru Friday. $2.00 one way; $4.00 round trip to Andrews Center clinic. Veterans free.

FOOD SERVICES/BANKS

Meals on Wheels

903-675-8577

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Christian Life Center – Gun Barrel City

903-887-5429

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Tues and Thurs 9:00 – 1:00

East Texas Food Bank

903-597-3663 

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Comprehensive listing of Henderson County food pantries

Eastern Hills Church of Christ – Athens

903-677-5550

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Tuesdays 8:00 – 12:00 and 4:00 – 6:00; Thursdays 4:00 – 6:00

Family Resources – Gun Barrell City

903-887-4711

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Screen for Care & Share; residents must live in Gun Barrell City or Payne Springs. Residential documentation needed for all services.

First Baptist Church – Eustace

903-425-2261

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Last Tues each month 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Pantry

903-677-1600

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M-F 8:30 – 12:00; closed holidays and school bad weather days

Mom’s Meals

877-508-6667

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Rock Hill Baptist Church – Brownsboro

903-852-6711

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Every 3rd Saturday 8:30 – 12:00

UTILITIES

Greater East TX Community Action Program

936-720-7474

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Help with cooling and heating bills.

Lite Up Texas

866-454-8387

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Electric bill assistance

Family Resources – Gun Barrel City

903-887-4711

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TXU utilities only

Henderson County Help Center

903-675-4357

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Electric, gas, water; once every 6 months for a total of 3 times

Lifeline

866-454-8387

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Phone bill assistance

Public Utilities Commission

888-782-8477 or 512-936-7120

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CLOTHES/FURNITURE

American Red Cross

903-675-2301

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Family Resources – Gun Barrell City

903-887-4711

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Clothing for inmates released from jail or residents whose homes burn down. Residential documentation needed for all services.

Goodwill

903-675-7288

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HOME REPAIRS

Labor of Love

903-675-5683

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Henderson county only

VETERANS SERVICES

Cohen Veterans Network (CVN)

833-286-8387 or 800-273-8255

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Mental health care, at no or low cost to more than 350,000 post 9/11 Texas veterans

Henderson County

903-675-6109

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Presbyterian Night Shelter

817-632-7400

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Men and women. Case management and special program for veterans. They take felons and sex offenders. Around the corner from MHMR Tarrant County’s Homeless Clinic

US Department of Veterans Affairs

800-827-1000

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Veterans Re-Entry Search Services

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Veterans Suicide Hotline

800-273-8255

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GRIEF SUPPORT

Eastern Hills Church of Christ – Athens

903-675-3975

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Hospice of East Texas

903-566-9023 or 800-777-9860

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Offer a variety of classes/seminars for adults and children. Best to check website for calendar of events listing.

Living for the Brand

903-675-9177

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CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Children with Special Needs

903-675-9107

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Works with children on medicaid and connects them with needed services

CHIP (children’s insurance)

211

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Day Care Info

800-862-5252

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Directory of licensed day care centers

Texas Workforce Solutions Child Care Services

903-526-1105 or 800-676-8283

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The Gabriel Project

903-880-6539

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Mentors pregnant girls and helps direct them to needed services

ADULT EDUCATION

GED – TVCC

903-675-6398

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National Literacy Directory

877-389-6874

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Learn to read, prepare for high school equivalency test or GED or learn English.

TVCC Classes

903-675-6200

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JOB ASSISTANCE

Express Personnel Services

903-592-9999

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Will help place felons.

Texas Workforce

903-473-8757 or 800-939-6631

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Felon Hire

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PRIVATE PSYCH HOSPITALS

BHC

800-566-0088

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Glen Oaks

800-443-1109

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Animal Assisted Therapy used.

Palestine Regional

903-731-1000

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ASSISTING LIVING

Oakwood (Athens, TX)

903-675-2002

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Needs pay source

LOW INCOME HOUSING

Oxford House – Tyler

903-630-6377

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Housing for recovering alcohol and drug dependency. Non-refundable up-front fee $100-$200; weekly expense $75-$150; all bills paid plus house supplies; does not include food. Have to either completed residential treatment; clinical detox or have stable recovery, free from withdrawals.